Wayland, Mich., Ambulance Service to Get Grant


 
 

Bryce Hoekenga | | Tuesday, October 2, 2007


The Wayland Area Ambulance Service is getting a federal grant of up to $35,613 that will help cover the cost of training some of the agency's personnel.

General manager Robert Hess said two of the ambulance service's emergency medical technician specialists, Steven DeYarmond and Brenda Mays, applied for the grant on May 4 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The grant money will be deposited directly into the agency's bank account when the costs for the training are incurred, Hess said.

The training will help up to 15 of the ambulance service's medical first responders become emergency medical technicians and help up to 22 EMTs become EMT specialists. Hess said he was happy when he learned that the grant was coming.

"It will help us provide care in our service area," he said. The training will cost about $39,570. Of the cost, the grant will cover $35,613 and the ambulance service will pay about $3,957.

The class that will help first responders become EMTs will tentatively run from January through April at the ambulance service, 911 S. Main St.

The class that will help EMTs become EMT specialists will be held from around late June to around October. Hess said paramedic Debra Henderson will teach the first class, and paramedic Val Wykstra will teach the second class.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Industry News, Training

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

NAEMT: Transforming EMS

A look inside at the Mobile Healthcare Paramedic system.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Austin-Travis County Community Health Paramedic Program

Overview of program provides operation and referral details.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Flight Paramedic’s Perfect Weekend

Carilion Lifeguard Flight Paramedic shares what would make his perfect weekend.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Honolulu EMS Pilot Program

New program tests change in shift schedule for EMTs and Paramedics.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Colorado Hiker Rescue

Injured hiker spent three hours in a crevice.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Airlift at Swiss Train Derailment

Helicopters used to help reach the injured.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On August 2014

Who gets thumbs up this month?
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >